The Duffield Arts Festival 2018

The Duffield Arts Festival is now in its third year and is going from strength to strength. The objectives are clear and remain the same as they have from the outset, these are, to:
• Bridge the community gap. Young and old are encouraged to take part together, to enjoy one another’s company and have fun.
• Increase participation, get those who wouldn’t normally be involved with the arts to be actively involved. Whilst highlighting local creativity.
• Help the village to be vibrant, have a real buzz about it.
• Showcase our lovely village bringing people in from far and wide.
• Bring a diverse perspective into the village and championing those less fortunate.
• Support business, by growing the local economy.

The festival the festival will span two weeks. The first week from the 12th of September will be Duffield Scarecrows. This will see in the region of eighty creations across the village. This will reflect the spirit of Duffield with individuals, families, schools, businesses and churches all playing their part in coming together to make something unique and outstanding. The second week starting on the 20th of September, will see the arts festival. Th emain Venue is Ecclesbourne School. Town Street will become a hub of activity with performers lighting up the streets.
What will be different this year?

From a diversity perspective, we aim to bring in even more variety of performers and workshops this year. New aspects this year include:
• Businesses will be displaying art within their premises
• A demonstration on how to make stained glass
• Buskers on Town Street

Circus performers
• Ceilidh Dance Evening
• Last night of the proms, Derwent Valley Wind Band will perform with choirs and singers to deliver a really exciting show
• And Chinese opera. This will be a fascinating spectacular with costumes being directly sourced from China. It is safe to say that Duffield has never had authentic Chinese Opera performed within the village.
All for £4 a day!

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